CDS 2021 Recruitment: Vacancy, Eligibility, Process & Result

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CDS 1application form 2021 will be released on October 28. Candidates can fill the application form till November 17. The application fee can be paid both online and offline. The application fees are Rs 200 General and OBC male candidates. Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from fee payment. 

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CDS 2021 recruitment dates

Candidates can check below CDS 1 recruitment dates.

CDS 1 Recruitment Events 2021CDS 1 Recruitment Dates 2021
Notification28-Oct-2020
Release of application form28-Oct-2020
Last date to apply17-Nov-2020
Exam date07-Feb-2021

CDS 2021 recruitment application process

CDS 1application form 2021 will be released on October 28. Candidates can fill the application form till November 17. The application fee can be paid both online and offline. The application fees are Rs 200 General and OBC male candidates. Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from fee payment. The application form can be filled in two stages. In Part I of registration, candidates are required to fill the basic information. In Part II, candidates need to pay the application fees, select the exam centre, upload photograph, signature, photo identity card document and declaration. Read More

CDS Recruitment Vacancies 2021

The vacancies for the respective defence academies are released along with CDS notification. Approximately 400 vacancies are announced for CDS 1 and 2. Selection of candidates is done on merit-cum-preference basis.

CDS 2 Vacancies 2020

Name of the academyVacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men169
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women17
Total 344

CDS 1 Vacancies 2020

Name of the academyVacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women15
Total 418

CDS Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern

The written exam of IMA, INA and AFA comprises three sections. The total marks of the test are 300, each paper will be for 2 hours. The exam of OTA will comprise two papers. The total marks of the test are 200. Each paper will for 2 hours. SSB Interview for IMA, INA, AFA is for 300 marks each while for OTA it is 200. Read more

CDS Recruitment Syllabus 2021

The syllabus comprises topics from the subjects: English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. The standard of Elementary Mathematics will be of Class 10 level. The standard of other subjects will be of the graduation level. Check below CDS syllabus:

Subjects Topics
EnglishThe question paper is designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and Grammar
General Knowledge Economics, Physics, General Awareness, Politics, History, Geography, Sociology, etc
Elementary Mathematics Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics, etc

CDS Recruitment 2021 Selection process

The selection process includes a written exam and SSB Interview. On the basis of the marks of the written exam, candidates are selected for SSB Interview. Candidates qualifying the SSB Interview are recommended for final selection. Candidates will be offered admission based on the marks of written exam, SSB Interview, ranks, medical fitness, and vacancies.

Highlights of CDS Selection Process

Selection is done based on written exam and SSB Interview.

  • SSB Interview is a two-stage process.
  • Candidates need to secure CDS cut off marks to qualify each stage of selection.
  • Candidates are assigned All India Ranks based on their merit.
  • The allotment is done on merit-cum-preference basis.
  • In subject of the written exam, candidates need to secure 20%.
  • All candidates need to undergo training for a certain period of time.

CDS Recruitment 2021 FAQs

Q. When CDS 1 recruitment 2021 notice is going to be out?

A. The recruitment notice will be released on October 28. 

Q. When CDS 2 recruitment 2021 notice will be released?

A. The notification CDS 2 will be released on August 4, 2021.

Q. Who conducts CDS recruitment?

A. CDS recruitment is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

Q. What is the mode of application?

A. The application forms should be submitted online only.

Q. Why is CDS recruitment is conducted?

A. The recruitment is conducted for admission to IMA, INA, OTA and AFA. 

Q. What is the application fee?

A. The application fee is Rs 200 for General and OBC candidates. Female, SC, ST candidates are exempted from fee payment.

Q. How many vacancies are announced?

A. Approximately 400 vacancies are announced for both CDS 1 and 2.

Q. What is the selection process?

A. The selection process comprises written exam and SSB Interview.

Q. How is the final allotment done?

A. The final allotment is done based on merit-cum-preference.

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